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Ali Aslam, Azulina Green ’17, and Savannah Harriman-Pote ’20, "Co-ops at the University: Lessons from Mo'Coffee," paper presented at the Association for Cooperative Educators Annual Conference, Denver, CO, July 18-20, 2017

Brodie, R., Chery, M., Habiba, U., Pradhan, A., 2023. Rising surface temperatures lead to more frequent and longer burrow retreats in males of the fiddler crab, Minuca pugnax. JOURNAL OF THERMAL BIOLOGY 116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2023.103639

Brodie R., *B. Roberts , *J. Espinosa, *K. Heilman , S. Borgianini, J. Welch , K. Reinsel. 2017. Seasonal and latitudinal variations in the energy reserves of the mud fiddler crab Uca pugnax: implications for the response to climate change. Aquatic Biology 26:113-123.
*indicates undergraduate coauthor

Alyxander Burns’ paper “Who Do We Mean When We Talk About Visualization Novices?” was awarded the Best Paper Award at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). This award is given to the top 1% of submissions to the conference.

Jiang, Y., Minett, M., Hazen, E., Wang, W., Alvarez, C., Griffin, J., Nancy, J., & Chen, W. (2022) New Insights into Spin Coating of Polymer Thin Films in Both Wetting and Nonwetting Regimes. Langmuir, 38(41), 12702–12710. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.2c02206

Bhasiin, K. ['22], Heintz, O. ['21], & Colodner, K. J. (2023). Optimization and Technical Considerations for the Dye-Exclusion Protocol Used to Assess Blood–Brain Barrier Integrity in Adult Drosophila melanogaster. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24(3), 1886.

Kahlson M.** and Colodner K.J.. (2016) Glial tau pathology in tauopathies: Functional consequences. Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, 9(Suppl 2):43-50. [invited review]
**denotes Mount Holyoke College undergraduate student

A paper authored by Corey Flanders, alum Saachi Khanpur, and student Rose Fitzgerald on intersectional stigma and sexual health among sexual and gender minority women was recently published in Current Sexual Health Reports. 

Flanders, C. E., Khandpur, S., & Fitzgerald, R. (2022). Intersectional stigma and sexual health among sexual and gender minority women. Current Sexual Health Reports, 14, 190-199. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11930-022-00338-7

A paper led by Corey Flanders and alums, Mya Wright and Saachi Khanpur, on experiences of sexual violence among an intersectional sample of young bi+ people was recently published in the Journal of Bisexuality.

Flanders, C. E., Wright, M. N., Khandpur, S., Kuhn, S. K., Anderson, R. E., Robinson, M., & VanKim, N. (2022). A quantitative intersectional exploration of sexual violence and mental health among bi+ people: Looking within and across race and gender. Journal of Bisexuality, 22(4), 485-512. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299716.2022.2116515

Haydon, K.C. & Salvatore, J. E. (2023). Relationship stress, arguments, and sleep quality: A within-subjects causal process analysis. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. DOI: 10.1177/02654075231190592